METRO HOME: 4 Holiday Gifts of Distinction


Here’s a quartet of distinctive holiday gift ideas that will resonate long after the spiked eggnog is gone and the mistletoe has been tucked away in 2015:

This soft, leather Ten Year Journal is a way to preserve memories for an entire decade. No more overwhelmingly long blank pages: this Japanese-inspired journal enables you to track years across dates all on one page in just a few sentences about your day – so you can see what did on December 1st 2014, 2015, 2016 etc. in one fell swoop and compare the experiences. Brilliant! Buy one for yourself while you’re stocking up for holiday gifts at

For heirloom-quality, handcrafted American leather goods, turn to Four Robins this season, where you’ll find everything from the most amazing dog collars ever and leather chairs to desk ornaments, leather boxes and even leather animals. See what captures your fancy at and support American leather crafts that rival those found in Florence on the Ponte Vecchio.

Mixture for Bath, Body & Home offers a Seasonal Collection of candles that will transform the ordinary to the extraordinary for Holiday 2014 — with candles in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to adorn and scent your home. You can also find Fragrance Pods, Soy 3-Wick Mirror Candles, Soy Arctic Fill candles and, of course, exquisite items for home, bath and body at

At you’ll find any and every conceivable type of Godiva chocolate collection to suit your recipient’s taste, including this 36-piece Gold Ballotin Holiday Box with sparkling ring and ribbon wrap. Tempting with dark, milk and white chocolates that include Demitasse, Cherry Cordial, Almond Praline Raindrop, Almond Crunch, Coconut Pyramid, Cinnamon Blush, Dark Caramel Embrace, Macadamia Mosaic, Midnight Swirl, pralines, oysters, medallions, lions, and more, this is truly the sweetest gift.

Happy Holidays!

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